Exchange on removal of former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch. Sec. Pompeo: "It's all silliness..." Sen. @timkaine : You might think this is silly, you might think these questions are silly...I don't think it's silly to Marie Yovanovitch."
Did former Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch lie to Congress? "Just because you're a lifer in Washington DC doesn't mean you shouldn't be questioned," @JenKernsUSA tells Newsmax TV. "This is part of the... swamp that most Americans despise."
Mike Pompeo — who refused a House subpoena — would be a top witness for Democrats in the impeachment trial. He is not set to testify, but he spoke to @NPRKelly . She asked the secretary of state if he would defend Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch:
Ambassador Yovanovitch's removal from Ukraine is the beginning of the story, A story about the President’s efforts to coerce, condition, or bribe Ukraine for political investigations. If you have any doubt that these are the facts, do what Trump says: Read the transcript.
Feeling a little down today about the state of our republic? Here's a way to cheer you up! Nominate Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch for the JFK Profile in Courage Award. Deadline is Feb 15.
Let’s judge Trump’s conduct by his words and deeds: Recalls Ambassador Yovanovitch, after she’s falsely smeared. PraisesUkraine’s corrupt former prosecutor. Asks Ukraine to investigate his rival. Holds up aid until it does. That’s not anti-corruption. Just corruption.
My Republican colleagues would have the American public believe that Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch's testimony is not relevant to our impeachment inquiry. One person who thought she was relevant? President Trump, who brought her up in his July 25 call with Zelensky.
Taylor and Kent are dedicated public servants. The story they shared is deeply troubling—for our national security, and for the very health of our democracy. On Friday, we'll hear from Ambassador Yovanovitch. The American public deserves the full picture of Trump's misconduct.
Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch is a stalwart anti-corruption advocate, dedicated to the rule of law. That made her an obstacle. So Trump and his allies pushed her out, and set the stage for what was to come.
I commend Ambassador Yovanovitch for her decades of service to our country, at posts across the world. She upheld the rule of law in Ukraine, and did so again at home by testifying today. We hope and expect other public servants to do the same.